I've done this before and it works - sometimes. Usually at the wrong time, i.e. after shooting enough fish/picking up enough flotsam that the event I wanted to see has been pushed off the display, not after a few where I could switch back and see the event.
I still have the best results (works 100% of the time) with using a non-recommended browser to view Logbook/Events. It takes a bit longer (log out, log back in, view, log out, log back in). I've tried to open two browsers and be logged in simultaneously but the second log-in always triggers a log-out on the first browser.